MANIAC MAGEE BY JERRY SPINELLI
BY JOHN PAUL WHITE
Maniac Magee is about a young boy named Jeffrey Magee. After he ran away from home he stopped in a town called Two Mills. After meeting Amanda Beale he decided to stay in Two Mills. While he lived in Two Mills he eventually brought all the kids in the town and ended segregation in Two Mills.
Many people didn't know that Jerry Spinelli really wanted to pursue his baseball career,but after looking back on his career he'd only had 2 homeruns and had been struck out to many times to count he decided to give up his baseball dream and become a writer. After his high schools football team beat the number1 team in the country he went home and wrote a poem about the game. Later the poem got published in the newspaper. After this he realized he wanted to become a writer.
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